Sterling silver and light purple faceted Amethyst earrings by Knowing the Soul. In each earring, the top round faceted Amethyst gemstone is bezel-set in polished sterling silver. Beneath it dangles a smaller, round, faceted Amethyst bead that connects to a beautifully detailed, contoured lotus blossom.
Earrings are packaged in a sweet little translucent gift box that includes gemstone and symbol energy information.
Our ear wires are sturdy, solid sterling silver and nickle-free. Length of dangle from the top loop where the bezel-set Amethyst connects to the ear wire - to the tip of the lotus blossom - is approximately 1 1/2". The top Amethyst is approximately 6mm across and weighs approximately 0.7 carats. The sterling silver lotus blossom measures about 1/2" wide.
All metal parts (ear wires, mountings, bezels, pins, and connectors) are sterling silver. Amethysts are genuine gemstones.
Sterling Silver -These earrings are made with sterling silver and contain no base metal parts. Sterling silver is a beautiful and durable alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal (usually this is copper).
Caring for your sterling silver - If worn or used much, sterling will eventually oxidize and develop a lovely patina - a nice warm glow accentuated by darkened (tarnished) areas. You can either leave it this way, or if you prefer a bright and shiny surface, gently polish with a treated cloth to remove the oxidation. Never use abrasive cleansers or expose to salts. Store in a cool dry place.
The Lotus is a symbol of transcendence, beauty, purity, enlightenment, and rebirth. It grows from muddy roots, up through water to blossom above the surface, absorbing sunlight. A metaphor for the soul's journey and the human condition, like the lotus we rise from the mud of materialism, through waters of experience, unfolding in the sun (enlightenment), unmuddied by our messy beginnings.